Live Webinar(Approx length. 1:30)
CPD Approx.1:30 Hours
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P163 Socket Shield - Does It Really Work?

Speaker:Dr Yusuf Alshafi BDS(Lond), MFDS, RCSEd, MSc (Dental Implants)

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Webinar Details

In order to improve the outcomes of implant treatments in highly aesthetic areas and to prevent ridge collapse post extraction, a number of techniques have been proposed and developed over the years. More recently, the concept of ‘socket shield’ or ‘root membrane’ treatment has been growing in popularity, but has divided opinion. This webinar will discuss the concept and the advantages of this procedure, along with the possible complications and how to avoid and manage these.

Learning Outcomes


  • Understand how to prevent post extraction ridge collapse using the Socket Shield technique
  • Understand how to safely undertake this procedure
  • Understand what is happening histologically
  • Learn how to prevent problems and manage them


On completion of this webinar you will understand the Socket Shield technique, how to undertake the procedure and how to prevent and manage any complications.

The Speakers

Dr Yusuf Alshafi BDS(Lond), MFDS, RCSEd, MSc (Dental Implants) thumbnail

Dr Yusuf Alshafi BDS(Lond), MFDS, RCSEd, MSc (Dental Implants)

Advanced Dental Implant Surgeon

Yusuf qualified from GKT Dental Institute in 2007 and has had a passion and keen interest in dental implants since. He was a Senior House Officer at Guy’s Hospital in Oral Surgery and Restorative Dentistry and completed examinations for Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons, at the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. More recently he has completed an MSc in oral surgery and dental implantology (thesis title: The Emerging Concept of Socket Shield).
Over the last 15 years, he has completed numerous postgraduate courses in implant dentistry in the UK, US and Europe and has developed his experience in the most advanced dental implant treatments and the latest techniques. Yusuf has now mentored a number of dentists starting out in the field of implant dentistry and thoroughly enjoys teaching a subject he is passionate about.